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Giro Merit Recall

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bell Sports, Inc. (“Giro”), of Scotts Valley, Calif, is voluntarily recalling Giro Merit helmets.

Hazard: The helmet straps on some Giro Merit helmets manufactured prior to January 2023 may disengage with the helmet when pulled with relatively little force, posing a risk of injury to the user in a crash. Giro is not aware of any incidents in the field related to this issue.

What to do: Consumers should stop using these helmets immediately and contact Giro at (800) 456-2355 (option 4) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday or email us at [email protected].

Retailers that are still in possession of Giro Merit helmets should follow the stock checking process documents provided by Giro. Any Giro Merit helmets found to be at issue should be returned to Giro

What Giro will do: Giro will provide a replacement helmet of the same model/size that has been validated to be unaffected by this manufacturing defect.


Are all Giro helmets affected?

No. Only the Giro Merit helmet manufactured prior to January 2023.  The easy way to tell if your helmet is a Giro Merit is by looking on the outside of the helmet for the model name “Merit” or by looking at the inner helmet stickers with helmet information like the model name “Merit” and the alphanumeric indicator GH230.

What should I do if I have one of the impacted Giro Merit helmets?

See the above "What to do" section.

I haven’t noticed any problems with my Giro Merit helmet, do I still need to stop using it and contact you?

Yes. Any Giro Merit manufactured prior to January 2023 should be replaced out of an abundance of caution.  Please call Bell (800)456-2355 (option 4) for a replacement.

What exactly is the problem?

Some helmets may have a strap that has the potential to become disengaged from the helmet when pulled with relatively little force, posing a risk of injury to the user during a crash.  

What if the customer can no longer read the sticker due to sweat/wear and tear? 

Check the outside of the helmet near the rear-right side.  The model name “Merit” should be legible on the helmet shell.

Are the Men’s and Women’s version of the Giro Merit both at issue? 

Yes. Any Giro Merit helmet made before January 2023 are affected by this recall.

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